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Old 02-11-2008, 07:34 PM   #1
Paris Heng
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Active Scanning or Passive Scanning


Dear,

How to actually check the WiFi card whether it is in active scanning or passive scanning?

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Old 02-13-2008, 09:31 AM   #2
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I found this. I don't know what wireless card/driver you have, but your setup may show similar information:

---snip---
Used to provide details on the channel capabilities enabled by the adapter.

Example:

% cat /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ipw3945/*/channels

Displaying 13 channels in 2.4Ghz band (802.11bg):
1: 17dBm: BSS, IBSS, active/passive.
2: 17dBm: BSS, IBSS, active/passive.
---snip---

http://ipw3945.sourceforge.net/README.ipw3945
 
Old 02-15-2008, 09:37 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by bsdunix View Post
I found this. I don't know what wireless card/driver you have, but your setup may show similar information:

---snip---
Used to provide details on the channel capabilities enabled by the adapter.

Example:

% cat /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ipw3945/*/channels

Displaying 13 channels in 2.4Ghz band (802.11bg):
1: 17dBm: BSS, IBSS, active/passive.
2: 17dBm: BSS, IBSS, active/passive.
---snip---

http://ipw3945.sourceforge.net/README.ipw3945
Thank you. I will try it.
 
  


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